Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba

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Omnibus Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 554 pages
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This book is the first truly thorough and honest 'warts-and-all' biography, covering all aspects of the ABBA members' lives and careers: the period before the group came together, the amazing success story of the Seventies, their marriage and divorces, the ups and downs of their business empire and their careers after the group.The bulk of the book focuses on the ABBA years. As the story of the group and its members develop, the book takes a look at the group's musical development, offering an insightful critique of their songs in terms of European tradition. Similarly the ABBA story is related in the context of Swedish history and culture.

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This is the most complete and detailed reading about the most famost group in music history! Awesome writer work. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to ABBA. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Stockholm based Carl Magnus Palm is recognised as the world's foremost ABBA historian. His earlier books include "ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions" and "From ABBA to Mamma Mia!" He was involved in putting together the ABBA CD box set 'Thank You For The Music' and has written liner notes to several ABBA related CDs most notably 'ABBA Gold' and 'More ABBA Gold'.

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